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Mukuni Big 5 Safaris

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Farm # 9012A | Mukuni Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
+260 21 3322286
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Disgusting Establishment

Four of us booked this tour under the assumption that it is a rehab centre for the animals. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel H
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Lima, Peru
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Circus act with bull hooks

Very pricy... $140 per person. Wish we researched this before going, as the cats are kept in cages... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mallorya333
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Hamilton, ON
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Mukuni Big 5 Safaris, situated on top of a hill overlooking the historic town of Livingstone and just 3km from the Mighty Victoria Falls.Come enjoy your Ultimate African Experience right here by Walking the King of the Beasts, the African Lion ( No Restraints ). Walk along side the worlds fastest land mammal, the African Cheetah. Ride on top of the worlds largest land mammal, the African Elephant and interact with Caracals, all under one roof right here at our Sanctuary.Become an Ultimate African Volunteer in our Volunteer and Cheetah Conservation Trust Program. Contribute your time and skill to working with our Vulnerable and Endangered Species. Make a difference.
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“cheetah walk” (29 reviews)
“big cats” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Farm # 9012A | Mukuni Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us booked this tour under the assumption that it is a rehab centre for the animals. We specifically asked if it was a rehabilitation centre no less than three times and were assured it was. We were picked up from our accommodation and...More

1  Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pricy... $140 per person. Wish we researched this before going, as the cats are kept in cages like a zoo, and elephants are trained to do tricks and salutes, and trainers ride with bull hook. Trainers are nice, friendly, and very polite. Was told...More

3  Thank mallorya333
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Mukundi big five safari experience in December and had a fantastic time… it was very educational and we learned a lot about both the lions and cheetahs... great time for anyone who is close to nature...

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Was the great experience of my life,so close with Lions.Is an inteligent initiative for teach Human and animal get used and respect each other.The mukuni big five staff is professional,and i would like to say thank you .

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

My husband and I did the lion encounter and cheetah encounter and we absolutely loved it. We felt like we got much more time wit the lions than we did with the cheetahs, and we got plenty of awesome pictures, courtesy of the staff there....More

1  Thank Peglerd
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

We passed the Mukuni "Ranch" on spontaneous decision when seeing the sign when driving in to the Avani hotel. I wanted to show my 2 children (6 & 7 years old) the cheetah and lions. Unfortunately, our children were too small to experience the actual...More

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Firstly let me say we really enjoyed this experience. It is totally unique, and the only way you can get this close to cheetahs. They are incredible animals and they were totally alert (not drugged) and purring happily. Ok, it cost $125 for around an...More

Thank Mandy G
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

|Another exciting trip of a lifetime. The lions are held in captivity when will you ever have a change to pet a lion and take them for a walk we will never forget this.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Actually stroked two lions and walked with them. Same with the Cheetahs. The elephants we fed after riding. Loads of time spent on each experience, superb supervision for our safety and the welfare of the animals. Assured that the animals were encouraged by reward and...More

Thank Gill B
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

For $AU120 this was a rip-off. Happy to donate towards wildlife care and maintenance, but for what we experienced I’d have been just as happy to donate $20 and forgo the visit.

Thank Barnacles70
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merrick s
19 June 2017|
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Response from Travelloverdelmundo | Reviewed this property |
elephant ride was 1 hour...Negotiate as prices are crazy.
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muddyrts
29 December 2016|
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Response from Ruka99 | Reviewed this property |
You would see the lions, cheetahs and elephants all year round as they are kept in a specific area (captive). Unfortunately there are no Buffalo or Rhino to boast of here. The advantage at Mukuni big five is a very close... More
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